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Beautiful weather and a dog-gone good time greeted the 7500+ attendees at the 4th Annual AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day held at Madison Square Park in Manhattan on Saturday, September 16. The free event welcomed all of New York City's dogs and their owners for an afternoon of demonstrations, a doggie fashion show, Canine Good Citizen testing, discounted microchipping, giveaways and so much more!

We thank the dozens of AKC clubs, rescue groups, government agencies and businesses for volunteering their time and resources to provide invaluable information to the dog-loving public. We also thank our sponsors Pup-Peroni Dog Snacks and Best Friends Pet Care for their contributions to making this year's AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day the best ever!.


Finally, our gratitude goes out to Parks Commissioner Adriene Benepe, Borough Commissioner William Castro and renowned New York Post gossip columnist and dog author Cindy Adams for their attendance and support!

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We thank these wonderful organizations for their generous support of this event.


AKC Meet the Breeds:
American Miniature Schnauzer Club
American Shih Tzu Club
Basset Hound Club of America
Bernese Mountain Dog Club of America
Chinese Crested Club of America
English Toy Spaniel Club of America
Japanese Chin Club of America
Mastiffs Unlimited of New York
Meadowlands Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club
MidAtlantic Brussels Griffon Club
Northeast Boston Terrier Rescue
Norwegian Elkhound Association of America, Inc.
Old English Sheepdog Club of America
Poodle Club of America, Inc
Raritan River Akita Club Inc.
Scottish Terrier Club of America
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of America
The Airedale Terrier Club of Metropolitan NY
The Garden State Great Pyrenees Club
The Irish Terrier Club of America
Tibetan Terrier Club of America
Tri County Collie Breeders of Southeastern New York, Inc.
Twin Colonies Old English Sheepdog Club of Northern NJ
Weimarainer Club of America
Xoloitzcuintli Club of America
Long Island Bulldog Rescue
Metropolitan Maltese Rescue
Irish Terrier Club of America
Pug Dog Club of Greater NY
Gordon Setter Club of America

Participating Organizations:
Andrea Arden Dog Training
Pup-Peroni Dog Snacks
Best Friends Pet Care
New York City Office of Emergency Management
Port Chester Obedience Training Club, Inc.
Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals
Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists and 24 Hour Emergency Care
The Animal Medical Center
Sherpa
Tri County Collie Breeders of Southeastern New York, Inc.
Noah's Wish
Chase/AKC Visa Rewards Card
Blue Sky Dogs
NYPD K-9 Unit
The Seeing Eye, Inc
Fetching Portraits
Woof Dog Walkers
Feron Portraits

AKC Meet the Authors:
Cynthia Branigan, author of Adopting the Racing Greyhound and The Reign of the Greyhound
Carlo DeVito, author of The Everything Dog Book and The Everything Puppy Book
Amy Fernandez, author of Dog Breeding As A Fine Art, Hairless Dogs The Naked Truth, A Guide to Caring for Your Puppy, and The Xolo Handbook
Denise Flaim, author of The Holistic Dog Book: Canine Care for the 21st Century
Lee Harrington, author of the Best-Selling Memoir, REX AND THE CITY: A Woman, A Man, and a Dysfunctional Dog
Karen LeFrak, author of Jake the Philharmonic Dog
Susan Marino, co-author of The Holistic Dog Book: Canine Care for the 21st Century

Goodie Bag Donations:
Pup-Peroni Dog Snacks
Best Friends Pet Care
dog.com
Fido Friendly Magazine
Scoopies
Ruff Ruff & Meow
AKC Family Dog
New York Dog Magazine
Pupcakes Studios
Trixie and Peanut
Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists and 24 Hour Emergency Care
Shaina Fishman
New York Tails Magazine
Woof Dog Walkers

Prize Wheel Donations:
Sherpa
dog.com
Chuck-It Canine Hardware
FURminator
Rapid Scrub
Fido Friendly
Vanex Industries
Planet Dog
Blue Sky Dogs
Shaina Fishman
Woof Dog Walkers
FeronPortraits


Special Thanks to:    
http://www.nycgovparks.org   Pup-Peroni